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The short, and correct answer is yes! However, I value comments and thoughts of all reasonable nature from all persuasions.
Simply put if we have the tacit approval/partnership of our Council we then can get cracking on the thorny question of funding.
How much? Anywhere from £140,000, but we want to provide a site that is durable,safe, and providing the best possible experience for the skaters.
To date the Council, with the help of their own inability to count up to 16, have not provided any help and have kicked the whole question into touch by forming a Working Party. In common speak, this is the usual delaying tactic employed by those who won't/can't make a decision. In practice, they ignored a packed Chamber, individual presentations by an array of youth from 8-16, the Police (very supportive) and a report (written by me - see it on this site below, or http:/goldenhart.co.uk/skate_park.pdf), and a great number of parents and public.
So let's see if we who have been campaigning have an accurate reading of the Shepton Mallet Skate Park thermometer!
Irene - I admire your spirit and all that you are doing to move this project forward and you have my full support. I would like folk to know that not all Town Councillors think and behave in the same way, please be wary of tarring all Town Councillors with the same brush and ultimately the project needs the support and input of both Town and District Councils for this to be a success. As you know a number of Town Councillors also felt the working party was an unecessary spanner in the works and we spoke very much in support of a new Skate Park. The fact that there was an administrative error with the vote counting was unfortunate but we need to move on now and work together to reach a satisfactory solution.